Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions (since Fall 2018)

Assistant Professor of Economics at Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)

Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST)


2018 PhD, Economics, The University of Chicago

2013 Master, Economics, The University of Chicago

2012 Master, Economics, University of Cergy (THEMA)

2012 MBA, ESSEC Business School

Research Interests

Economic history, economics of culture, political economy


“No Better Time Than Now: Future Uncertainty and Private Investment Under Dictatorship” (with M. Albertus). Economics & Politics, 2019, 31(1), 71–96.

“Decomposing Culture: An Analysis of Gender, Language, and Labor Supply in the Household” (with D. Hicks, E. Santacreu-Vasut and A. Shoham). Review of Economics of the Household, 2018, 16(4), 897–909.

“Unlikely Democrats: Economic Elite Uncertainty Under Dictatorship and Support for Democratization” (with M. Albertus). American Journal of Political Science, 2017, 61(3), 624–641.

“Do Female/Male Distinctions in Language Matter? Evidence from Gender political Quotas” (with E. Santacreu-Vasut and A. Shoham). Applied Economics Letters, 2013, 20(5), 495–498.

Working Papers

“The Missing Men: World War I and Female Labor Force Participation” (with J. Boehnke). January 2020. Accepted at the Journal of Human Resources.

“The Legacy of the Missing Men: The Long-Run Impact of World War I on Female Labor Force Participation.” April 2019.

Conference Proceedings

“Language and Gender Roles among Immigrants to the U.S.: A Historical Perspective” (with D. Hicks and E. Santacreu-Vasut). In P. Paolini (Ed), I Mondi Delle Donne, 165–179. Roma: Edi Cusano, 2016.

“Migration as a Window into the Coevolution between Language and Behavior” (with D. Hicks and E. Santacreu-Vasut). In S.G. Roberts, C. Cuskley, L. McCrohon, L. Barceló-Coblijn, O. Fehér and T. Verhoef (Eds.), The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11), 2016.


The Legacy of the Missing Men: World War I and Female Labor in France Over a Century. 2018.

Doctoral School: University of Chicago, Department of Economics.

Committee: Richard Hornbeck (chair), Steven D. Levitt, Derek A. Neal, and James A. Robinson.

Grants, Fellowships & Awards

2020 Arthur H. Cole Grant ($5,000), Economic History Association.

2018 Overall winner of the UChicagoGRAD’s Three Minute Thesis Competition

2017–2018 Research Grant ($10,000), Pearson Institute, The University of Chicago.

2017–2018 CISSR Research Fellowship, The University of Chicago.

2017–2018 Sherwin Rosen Fellowship, The University of Chicago.

2014–2017 Social Sciences Division Fellowship, The University of Chicago.

2016 Exploratory travel and data Grant ($2,500), Economic History Association.

2015 Social Sciences Division Research Grant ($7,000), The University of Chicago.

2013–2014 Rosen Memorial Fellowship, The University of Chicago.

Seminars and Conferences

2020 IAST.

2019 PIREN (IAST), PSE, EHS Annual Conference, SYME, Toulouse Economics & Biology Workshop (IAST), Bocconi, IAST, AMSE, SSHA Conference, Rutgers.

2018 HEDG Mini-Workshop (SDU), IAST, Galatina Summer Meetings, TSE, University of Toronto, The University of Chicago.

2017 Development Day (Northwestern), EHA Annual Meeting, Northwestern, Harris School of Public Policy, Stanford University, The University of Chicago, Chapman University.

2016 Illinois Economic Association Annual Meeting, The University of Chicago.

2015 Paris School of Economics, University of Cergy (THEMA), The University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy.

Professional Activities


American Political Science Review, Children and Youth Services Review, Eastern Economic Journal, Economics & Politics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of the European Economic Association, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, The Economic Journal.


SYME (2019), EHA Annual Meeting (2018), Illinois Economic Association Annual Meeting (2016).

Book Reviews

Roger L. Ransom, Gambling on War: Confidence, Fear and the Tragedy of the First World War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Reviewed for EH.Net. April 2019.

Departmental and Professional Services

2019–2020 Member of IAST Executive Committee (researchers representative)

2020 Co-organizer of the Toulouse Summer School in Quantitative Social Sciences (postponed to 2021)

2019–2020 Co-organizer of the Toulouse History Workshop (IAST)

2018–2020 Co-organizer of the BID workshop (TSE-IAST)

2019 Co-organizer of the 7th Toulouse Economics & Biology Workshop (IAST)


Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)

2019–2020 Advanced Public Policy and Applied Economics (PhD)

2018–2020 Applied Econometrics (M1)

2019 Governance, Institutions, and Long-Run Development (M2 PPD)

2019 Microeconomics (Undergraduate)

2019–2020 M1 and M2 theses supervision (8)

2019 Jury for APP research projects (Undergraduate)

The University of Chicago

2014–2015 Elements of Economic Analysis (Undergraduate)

ESSEC Business School

2015–2016 Advanced Macroeconomics (MBA)

Contributions to Public Debate

2019 Semaine DATA-SHS (PUD-T)

2019 Coffee talk (Tseconomist)

2019 Prendre un café avec un.e chercheur.e. (CNRS)